PRO: Selected with the 179th overall selection in the sixth round of the 2008 draft… first player in team history drafted from Northwest Missouri State.
• Appeared in two games of his rookie season… was inactive for 12 games and dressed but did not play in two others
• Recorded the first rushing attempt of his career at Den. (12/21), finishing the game with two carries for no gain
• Posted four carries for five yards vs. NE (12/28)
COLLEGE: One of two players in college football history to run for over 1,500 yards in four seasons … Became just the second Division II player and only the third in college football history to rush for over 7,000 yards finishing with 7,073 on 1,271 attempts… holds 32-of-34 records in school and Mid-America Intercollegiate Association history… in Division II history, ranks third in rushing touchdowns (92), total scores (98) and total points (590)… 7,777 all-purpose yards good for ninth in NCAA history…graduated with a degree in broadcasting.
PERSONAL: Son of Delorise Omon-Brown and Anthony Brown… attended Beatrice (NE) High School, playing football for head coach Dallas Jensen… earned Class B All-Nebraska honors in both football and basketball as a junior and senior… named second-team Superstate in football as a senior.
COMMUNITY: In 2008, Xavier participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. The Toyota Rookie Club helps the franchises newest players become more involved in the Western New York community. Each month, Xavier and all first year players did one community appearance as a group. The Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo to paint ceiling tiles for the rooms and hallways and host a pizza party, a visit to the Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario to discuss the importance of sport and activity with the student-athletes and to present the football team with $3,000 in new equipment for the school’s football program, and a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center in November 2008 where the Rookie Club Members served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 300 children and families. In addition to serving food, the players introduced themselves to the community members during a brief ceremony, sat and ate with them, and signed autographs.
The final Rookie Club appearance of 2008 took place at the Annual Bills Holiday Party. The Rookie Club and Bills veterans hosted nearly 100 children from a number of different local community organizations. The Annual Holiday Party gives children from the organizations an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the Bills players, Jills cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, and Santa Claus. The children received a holiday dinner, pictures and autographs and gifts from a wish list that they had previously submitted.